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Sun Deck 


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Submitted By: Kirk Woerner on Sep 18, 2003
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Description 

The left side of the first buttress is known as the Sun Deck area and has many interesting and easily accessable climbs on it. Many are accessed from the Sun Deck which can be reached by a walk up on the left side and some 4th class scrambling. This is a favorite hangout for climbers in the 5.10 range since Zig Zag is an exposed 5.9+ lead which then gives access to some harder top-roping possibilities. Also, by leading the easier Jackel, Zig Zag itself can be top-roped. There are also a couple of world class 5.12 test pieces which pull the very impressive roof as well as numerous bouldering problems at the base of Tourist Attraction.


12 Total Routes


['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',5],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sun Deck:
Tourist Attraction   5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Jackal   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Left Hand Mantel   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Zig Zag   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Oh Mama Mama   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 270'   
Whiskey Crack   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
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Not the way I used to do it (skipped Jackal) but is as Phil described.

Billy Shears 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b  CO : Gunnison : ... : Sun Deck
Billy Shears is actually a ground to summit link up of three classic Taylor Canyon standards.P1. The 1st pitch is the beautiful and very hard 5.10 offwidth swim fest known as "Hurtin' fer Certain". Start as for "Tourist Attraction" but instead of traversing left towards the easy dihedral, go straight up the ominous overhanging wide crack. Get good reliable pro in early as you may not find it easy to stop and get gear higher up. P.1 ends at the leisurely "Sun Deck".P.2 is the route known as "Jack...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Heather on "Left handed Mantel" 5.7? (1976) <br /> <br />The "mantel" is directly above her head.
Heather on "Left handed Mantel" 5.7? (1976)

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Sierra on the Sun Deck.
Sierra on the Sun Deck.
Better Beta photo than I submitted above.
BETA PHOTO: Better Beta photo than I submitted above.
Sun Deck   Notice climber on Zig Zag 5.8+ (at least that's what we rated it 30 yrs ago).
BETA PHOTO: Sun Deck Notice climber on Zig Zag 5.8+ (at leas...
(1) Tourist Attraction <br />(2) Hurtin for Certain <br />(3) Left Hand Mantel <br />(4) Awkward and Wide <br />(5) Crescent Crack <br />(6) Jackel <br />(7) Inner Space <br />(8) Cake Walk <br />(9) Zig Zag <br />(10) Bourbon Street <br />(11) On The Wagon <br />(12) Whiskey Crack <br />(13) Oh Mama Mama <br />(14) Welcome to China <br />(15) Double Time at Sues's
BETA PHOTO: (1) Tourist Attraction
(2) Hurtin for Certain
(3) ...
First Buttress from the road
First Buttress from the road
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By YDPL8S
From: Santa Monica, Ca.
Jul 27, 2007

In the beta photo, the "straight-up" crack to the right of the climber is Whiskey Crack and the finger crack that leans first right and then left is Oh Mamma Mamma.